- a sprout or shoot from the root of a plant, especially a sugarcane, after it has been cropped.
- to put forth or cause to put forth ratoons.
Origin of ratoon
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We were now in the foothills of the Rattoon Mountains, and the bluff we were on was very steep.The Adventures of Buffalo Bill
Col. William F. Cody
- a variant spelling of ratoon
- a new shoot that grows from near the root or crown of crop plants, esp the sugar cane, after the old growth has been cut back
- to propagate or cause to propagate by such a growth
C18: from Spanish retoño young shoot, from re- + otoñar to sprout in autumn, from otoño autumn
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